Indian security forces kill 8 Naxalite rebels

14:45, June 16, 2010      

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Indian security forces have killed eight extreme left-wing Naxalite rebels, including three women, in the rebel-infested Midnapore district of the eastern state of West Bengal, said police Wednesday.

The rebels were killed in an encounter in a forest area late Tuesday about 20 km from Midnapore town, after the Central Reserve Police Force (CEPF) paramiliary troopers got a tip-off that rebels had set up a base in the forest, said police.

The paramilitary troopers had spotted eight bodies of the rebels and recovered an AK-47 rifle, two pistols, and explosive materials from the spot, said Indo-Asian News Service.

The government is sending additional reinforcements from the state police and CRPF bases, according to the Press Trust of India.

This encounter took place after security forces Monday claimed to have killed at least 10 Naxalite rebels and destroyed eight of their camps in a major operation throughout the night in the eastern state of Jharkhand.

Source: Xinhua


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